HB 3668

86(R) - 2019
House Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate Water & Rural Affairs
House Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate Water & Rural Affairs

Companion Bill

SB 2334

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Armando Walle
Drew Darby
Ana Hernandez
Jon E. Rosenthal
John Zerwas


Jessica Farrar
Vikki Goodwin
Ryan Guillen
Sam Harless
Stan Lambert
Gene Wu
Erin Zwiener


Brandon Creighton

Bill Caption

Relating to grants awarded to nonprofit food banks for disaster response.

Fiscal Notes

The fiscal implications of the bill cannot be determined at this time.

The bill authorizes a grant program for nonprofit food banks for disaster response and would be dependent on future appropriations by the legislature. Currently, the House version of the General Appropriations Act contains $25 million in Article XI for this purpose.

Bill Analysis

HB 3668 would require the governor's office to establish a grant program for non-profit organizations to distribute to funds to food banks in order for the food banks to prepare for disasters. Grants in this program would be limited to reimbursements for maintaining an inventory of emergency food boxes in preparation for a disaster; purchasing, storing, and transporting food distribution during a disaster; and purchasing capital equipment necessary to operate during a disaster.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action remains neutral on HB 3668 because it does not affect our liberty principles. Disaster preparedness and disaster response management are legitimate functions of state government. This approach is likely less expensive than having the state create and maintain its own food banks for use in disaster response. 

Organizations Supporting

Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops